In the News: Conrad Rooftop Bar

••• DNAinfo sat through the CB1 Battery Park City Committee meeting that I couldn’t take anymore of, and sure enough, renderings of the Conrad Hotel’s rooftop bar appeared. I still want to know how they’re going to deal with those long, low-ceilinged guest rooms. Embassy Suites is in the DNA—pardon the allusion—of that place.

••• Related: The Battery Park City Broadsheet has a recap of the plans for the World Financial Center. I don’t think there’s news there, but it’s nicely explained.

••• The Singapore City Council voted to ban smoking in the city’s parks.

••• “New York is getting a new attraction from the people who brought the city the controversial but highly popular show ‘Bodies The Exhibition.’ The new show, ‘Dialog in the Dark,’ will open in June at the South Street Seaport, Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions Inc. is announcing Wednesday. The exhibition, which has been shown around the world and has been running in Atlanta for two years, replicates familiar environments for people to experience without the use of their sight.” (Crain’s)

••• “P.S. 234, the popular Tribeca elementary school, has received too many kindergarten applications and will hold a lottery next month to decide who will get in, staff told DNAinfo.The school had already received 163 applications for just 125 seats, and more parents may apply before the March 4 deadline, parent coordinator Magda Lenski said.”

••• “Carmine’s Italian Seafood is closed for good, after a potential new site fell through, the owner said.” (DNAinfo)

••• “A series of explosions beneath Broadway late Wednesday morning forced police to reroute the southbound artery’s midday traffic through central Tribeca for several hours.” (Tribeca Trib)

••• The New York Post looks at new buildings about to start selling condos, including 471 Washington, One N. Moore, and 77 Reade.

••• Inside the Vestry Street apartment of City Winery owner Michael Dorf. (New York Post)

••• “The NYC Half-Marathon is no longer welcome in Battery Park City, residents told the event’s organizers this week. They balked at the plans New York Road Runners presented Tuesday night, which include two days of street closures, dozens of portable toilets and crowd-control barriers lining the sidewalks. […] The committee voted against the plans for the March 20 race, but their opinion is advisory and the city makes the final decision.” (DNAinfo)

••• “The owner of the Pussycat Lounge told the State Liquor Authority that the topless bar would reopen.” (DNAinfo)


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